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high-school-bballMatt Hunckler

When to Quit: Why It’s Good to Live Life Like a Lean Startup

Six months ago, I quietly left my role leading product and marketing at a startup. Social Reactor received most of my energy, focus, and time in 2013. And it’s taken the past half of a year to find the perspective on what made it an exceptional learning experience and why parting ways was the right […]

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The YEC

13 Skills You Should Learn Before Starting Your Business

We all have business skills we wish we learned sooner. For some it’s sales, for others it’s office politics. For me it’s how to fix a damn paper jam. Regardless of your situation, one thing is clear: We all could stand to learn things sooner rather than later. Today, 13 Entrepreneurs answer the question: What’s […]

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The YEC

How to Overcome the 8 Biggest Everyday Distractions

Listen, we all run into distractions every day. What’s that over there? Sorry, back. What was I saying? Oh yeah, distractions. I believe it was Socrates who first said “Focus is not the absence of distraction. Focus is the presence of distraction and working anyway.”  Is that not a saying? Whatever. The Young Entrepreneur Council […]

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Software is CakeMiles Sterrett

Looking to Learn How To Build Software? It’s Cake

Building Software is Like Baking a Cake Building software is a bit like baking a fancy cake from scratch, for the first time, without a recipe. Unless you’re an experienced baker, you will not feel confident that you can bake and decorate a multi-tiered cake for an expensive wedding between a couple of impeccable taste. […]

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The YEC

12 of the Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask a Mentor

We all need mentors in order to be successful, but how can you make the most of that relationship and make sure the setup is fulfilling for your mentor as well? Today, we invited in our friends from the Young Entrepreneur Council to answer one question: What’s the most valuable question you could ask a […]

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The YEC

How to Make Your Startup’s Remote Meetings More Productive

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is one way you ensure that remote meetings are effective and engaging? 1. Hold High Expectations As a completely virtual company […]

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13 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Meeting Potential Advisors

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is the #1 mistake young entrepreneurs make when trying to pursue relationships with potential mentors […]

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The YEC

9 Books to Read Before a Fundraising Round

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is one great book I should read to learn everything that I need to learn about raising capital […]

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purdue mini acceleratorTim Hickle

Purdue Startup Competition Offers Funding for Student Ventures

This Spring, Purdue student entrepreneurs will do startup battle for their share of $15,000 in funding. The Anvil and The Foundry  have partnered up and are holding an 8 week startup competition called The Boiler that will pit Purdue’s best entrepreneurial engineers and business students against one another for their chance at thousands of dollars in […]

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Investor Insights Ting Gootee Elevate VenturesAlec Synnestvedt

Startup Investor Insights: Elevate Ventures’ Ting Gootee

When you score as much as the Seahawks did in the Super Bowl, the way people refer to you starts to change. They call you things like “dominant,” “effective,” and “the best.”  Elevate Ventures has been called many of those things. That’s why I was so excited to hear what Elevate Ventures’ Vice President of […]

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